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Inquiry Question

Historical Context

Map 1




Table of

Locating the Site

Map 2: Southeast Atlantic coastline
from Charleston, South Carolina to
Fort Matanzas, Florida.
[Graphic] Map 2 with link to higher quality map.
(Fort Frederica Association, 1969)

Questions for Map 2

1. Locate the land that was given to Gen. James Edward Oglethorpe and his partners. Why do you think Oglethorpe believed that the region of the Altamaha River and the island near its mouth would be a good place for a fortification to repel potential Spanish invaders?

2. Note the location of Fort St. Simons, St. Andrews Fort, Fort William, and Fort St. George. Why do you think the British built forts at these locations?

* The map on this screen has a resolution of 72 dots per inch (dpi), and therefore will print poorly. You can obtain a high quality version of Map 2, but be aware that the file may take as much as 25 seconds to load with a 28.8K modem.



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